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Pearl S. Buck Quotes

About Pearl S. Buck

Pearl S. Buck

Life: 1892 - 1973

Country: us flag America

Profession: Writer;

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, most familiarly known as Pearl S. Buck (birth name Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker (June 26, 1892 - March 6, 1973), was a prolific American writer who won a Nobel Prize in Literature and a Pulitzer Prize.

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Quotations

When good people in any country cease their vigilance and struggle, then evil men prevail.

~ Pearl S. Buck

The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.

~ Pearl S. Buck

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.

~ Pearl S. Buck

Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns to be amused rather than shocked.

~ Pearl S. Buck

We should so provide for old age that it may have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next.

~ Pearl S. Buck

Our society must make it right and possible for old people not to fear the young or be deserted by them, for the test of a civilization is the way that it cares for its helpless members.

~ Pearl S. Buck

You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come in contact with a new idea.

~ Pearl S. Buck

When men destroy their old gods they will find new ones to take their place.

~ Pearl S. Buck

Believing in gods always causes confusion.

~ Pearl S. Buck

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.

~ Pearl S. Buck

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.

~ Pearl S. Buck

When hope is taken away from a people, moral degeneration follows swiftly thereafter.

~ Pearl S. Buck

To eat bread without hope is still slowly to starve to death.

~ Pearl S. Buck

Hunger makes a thief of any man.

~ Pearl S. Buck

There will never cease to be ferment in the world unless people are sure of their food.

~ Pearl S. Buck

A hungry man can't see right or wrong. He just sees food.

~ Pearl S. Buck
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